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Before They Were Artists: Famous Illustrators as Kids



written and illustrated by
Elizabeth Haidle

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Imprint
Etch
ISBN
9781328801548
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This vibrantly illustrated graphic novel anthology brings to life the childhood experiences of beloved artists and illustrators such as Wanda Gág, Maurice Sendak, and Jerry Pinkney. Stylish illustrations paired with small vignettes and anecdotes from the artists’ early lives helps illuminate the hard work, triumphs, failures, and inspiration that helped forge their successful careers.

What makes an artist? What sparks their imagination? Where do their creativity and unique style come from? Striking illustrations and a graphic novel format bring to life this anthology of legendary artists and their childhoods. Featuring beloved artists such as Wanda Gág, Maurice Sendak, Tove Jansson, Jerry Pinkney, Yuyi Morales and Hayao Miyazaki, these stories capture the childhood triumphs, failures, and inspirations that predated their careers.

Children will see themselves in these portraits and wonder if they, too, might have it in them to make art. A celebration of creativity, this collective graphic biography is sprinkled throughout with writing wisdom and inspiring quotes.Source notes. Bibliography. Full-color illustrations were rendered in watercolor, ink, and digital. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

64

Trim Size

7 3/4" x 10 1/4"

Dewey

920

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2021

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography, Graphic Novels

Topics

Artists. Illustrators. Childhood and youth. Wanda Gág (1893–1946). Maurice Sendak (1928–2012). Tove Jansson (1914–2001). Jerry Pinkney (1939– ). Yuyi  Morales (1968– ). Hayao Miyazaki (1941– ).

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